The Daily Beast's Winston Ross writes: “The crowd in Powell's was rapt—when it wasn't doubled over in laughter.” Thanks to all the recent press Aslan's been getting since appearing in a surreal Fox News interview, Aslan presented to both longtime and brand-new fans. Once he got into the nitty-gritty of his book, his aptitude for discussing the compelling subject matter was made known. “The scholar did a pretty remarkable job of explaining his viewpoint on history in a lucid, funny, self-deprecating, and engaging way,” Wilson writes.
Aslan's also been getting the nod of approval from numerous media outlets. CNN's Piers Morgan called it a “terrific read,” although he admitted the book didn't really need any additional hype as it's selling extremely well on its own accord. The fervor over Zealot was also featured in a segment on NBC's Today. Even Don Imus (who is, surprisingly, a Fox News host) called it “a terrific account of the historical Jesus.”